About Us: Meet The Founder
Hi, I’m Raj (she/her), Creator and founder of Body Medicine.
I’m a Qualified Holistic Nutritionist (BHSc), Yoga Teacher, Teacher at The Class and major ocean and potato enthusiast. A former flight attendant and booze-hound-party-fiend, I decided to throw in the towel from a lifestyle that wasn’t serving me to study nutrition at 27 years of age. A scary but incredibly rewarding leap of faith.
I whisked off to Byron Bay to do my initial 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in the midst of my studies and on graduating, I bought a one way ticket to NYC and landed opportunities I could only have dreamed about. My first job in NY was a Research and Development Assistant Chef at Sakara Life.
This role gave me a front row seat into commercial kitchen life and I spent my days creating and testing vegan dishes from a superfood-packed, thriving kitchen in Brooklyn, NY.
My one way ticket had a 12 month expiry date and I was due to head home when I stumbled across Taryn Toomey’s Wednesday night class in Manhattan, it was in this class that the trajectory of my future took a steep turn. I was beyond moved by Taryn’s method and inquired about an upcoming Teacher Training, freakishly I landed an audition for the next week and even more miraculously was selected to be part of the Training. After successfully completing the rigorous course, I joined the Tribeca Studio’s opening team and spent the next 4 years of my life deepening my relationship with movement under the guidance of Taryn and her team, I helped facilitate international retreats, taught at events, spent summers in the Hamptons at The Class’ summer studio and basically indulged in a major learning curve that shaped the teacher (and student) that I am today.
In 2018 I had a chance encounter with a total legend named Amanda Carney and she brought me on to work as a Health Coach for Functional Medicine Doctor, Frank Lipman at his private practice in Manhattan. Amanda then went on to become The Director of Health Coaching at The Well in NYC and brought me across with her to work as a Health Coach at their stunning space in Union Square.
I had the privilege of learning from and working alongside some of NYC’s best Integrative Practitioners including Dr Frank Lipman, Aimee Raupp, Lia Avelino, (to name a few) and some of the best team mates I could have wished for.